Mozilla Firefox Users, Don't Make This Mistake

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I rarely use Internet Explorer. Today I saw my website on the IE browser and it looked awe-full. Huge spaces and strangely formatted text that displayed fine in Firefox. I copied and pasted the text into a word processor, removed the formatting and pasted back to Yola. I still had to go back and forth between IE and Firefox tweaking the pages so they looked okay. Lesson learned. Well it's a good thing I caught this before my website made the 1st page of Google! :) grin www.SmartDollarMedia.com
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Posted 7 years ago

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Nathan, Champion

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Hello Pat,

The reason why this happens is because Microsoft does not do it right. They don't make IE like the rest of the browsers. It seems like they would fix the problems but, sadly, not. But IE 9 (I guess) is getting better because it finally has CSS3 in it!

This is what happens to all web designers and I use Google Chrome and if I look at it in IE I have a bunch of changes like:

- No border-radius

- No box-shadow

- The buttons look crappy

- And more

But in the rest of this browsers there is not a problem.

That is why i put a notice on my site if you are using IE 7 and below.
(Using the <!--[if IE]><[endif]--> tags)

If someone uses IE 6 or below they need to kiss it goodbye! This browser is so old it will make lots of websites not work at all.

Thanks for this tip, and I am sure this will help Yola users!

Thanks
Nathan
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Pat, a very big warning to you: Do not use Microsoft Word and copy it and put it into your site. This will ruin your page and break it and you will have to rebuild your page. The reason is because of the coding and formatting the Microsoft Word uses. If you pasted it into to notepad I am sure there would be changes and you would probably see symbols. Word processors are not fit for the web.

I hope this warning isn't too late!
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@Nathan: I guess that the reason Pat used Word to fix errors is HTML formatting. Notepad doesn't save HTML styling when pasting.

@Pat: Yes I too agree that IE ruins sites.
Why ? Because IE's style sheet limits.
If you checked source code of (HTML) facebook, google, yahoo, etc,(and Yes, my web site) it has introduced a separate style sheet (css) only to IE 6 and 7.
I'm not sure that CSS Crime(Yola's theme provider) has these tags.
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Yeah, but if you use Word to do this, it will mess up your page and you wont be able to open it up in the site builder and you will be forced to re-build the page. It is because of the formatting that word uses, it isn't right for the web. That may break the page.

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Nathan
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I've used IE for years until my brother introduced me to Firefox. Never going back to IE again.
Firefox does, however, throw my site's lining a bit. As all South African Telkom users have a problem accessing our Yola sites, I can't check whether IE does something weird to my site, but I hope not.
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Hello Syndney

We love using Firefox as well! If you're seeing something amiss with your site - it could be a result of incorrect coding. Perhaps if you can share your site, we can take a closer look at this?
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IE just happens to be really sensitive, and not nicely built. Although I think IE9 beta is tons better that IE8, it's still way behind when it comes to performance in the browser market. One thing I do like about IE though is how stable it is. It has never crashed on me.
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It always used to crash on me when I had it. But IE 9, I have heard, is getting better.

A library near me has IE 5 or 6 on their computers! I don't even understand how they use it. It doesn't even have bookmarks I don't think! Only Back, Forward, Refresh, and Home buttons at the top and they are huge. No themes or nothing. Thats a little sad, they really need to update!

Sincerely,
Nathan
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I have IE6(on windows xp mode) and it is slow...
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Yeah, and did you go to Yola.com when you are using IE6? If you do, you'll be getting redirected to that page!
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you're totally right. I'm redirected to that IE6 has gone the way of the dodo page.
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Yeah. How does IE 6 look? I never used it. Can you post a screen shot of the whole window? I kind of want to see how it looks.
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Sure! Here it is.(open it in fullscreen, much clearer.)
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Wow, that is an old browser! And that is what that library I was talking about has. Wow, looks nothing like modern browsers!

Thanks
Nathan